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Spying On Americans, Then And Now History

Spying On Americans, Then And Now

By Jim Borghesani

Forty years ago, the Church Committee probed into widespread — and illegal — spying on Americans. A look at the evolution of the public and political responses to government intrusions on its citizens’ privacy.

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On Beacon Hill, A Backroom Battle That Matters Boston

On Beacon Hill, A Backroom Battle That Matters

By Avi Green

Massachusetts lawmakers are locked in a heated tug-of-war. At issue: the joint committee structure that turns bills into laws. Or, perhaps more accurately, doesn’t allow for much progress at all.

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Hail To The Chief … Or Don't History

Hail To The Chief … Or Don't

By Sharon Brody

Against all odds, there was one commander in chief my POTUS-obsessed son didn’t seem to respond to. But why?

A Small Decision, Carefully Considered The Kennedys

A Small Decision, Carefully Considered

By Madeleine Blais

We proudly displayed the Kennedy’s card for decades. But this year I decided against it. Ted is gone, Joan has had a hard life, Kara died much too young. Treating their overbearingly cheerful card as a cartoon seemed wrong.

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